Arugula Pear Salad with Pistachios and Pomegranate Seeds
This ridiculously easy arugula pear salad with pistachios and pomegranate is full of colorful, seasonal produce with a subtle sweetness and a delightful snap n' crunch. A healthy punch of nuts and olive oil make it rich and satisfying. It takes only minutes to throw together, and pairs perfectly with a simple soup.
In a small bowl, whisk together the whole grain mustard, champagne vinegar, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour in the olive oil while whisking. Continue to whisk vigorously until the vinaigrette is emulsified.
In a large salad bowl, combine the baby arugula, pomegranate seeds, and pistachios. Pour in half the vinaigrette and toss to combine.
Divide the base salad between four plates, and place half a sliced pear on each salad bed. Top with additional cracked black pepper to taste, and serve with the remaining vinaigrette on the side. Serve immediately.
Be sure to select a whole grain mustard that is sugar and additive free so that your dressing remains Whole30 compliant. This salad is delicious with grilled chicken or shredded pork for a punch of protein.